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La puce

First line:
Puces, amis, amantes même
composer
9 November 1960; to the memory of Raoul Dufy; first published in Marcelle Oury's anthology Lettres à mon peintre
author of text
from Le bestiaire

 
This is perhaps the least known and least substantial of Poulenc’s songs, as well as his last setting from Le bestiaire and his last Apollinaire setting of all—forty-two years after the first. It was written in homage to the memory of the painter Raoul Dufy (1877–1953) who had made the woodcuts that had illustrated Apollinaire’s first published book in 1918, the selfsame Le bestiaire. The song was published posthumously in 1965 in Marcelle Oury’s anthology in tribute to Dufy, Lettres à mon peintre.

from notes by Graham Johnson © 2013

Recordings

Poulenc: The Complete Songs
CDA68021/44CDs for the price of 3
Poulenc: The Complete Songs, Vol. 4
Studio Master: SIGCD323Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Details

Track 41 on CDA68021/4 CD3 [0'54] 4CDs for the price of 3
Track 8 on SIGCD323 [0'56] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDA68021/4 disc 3 track 41

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-02341
Duration
0'54
Recording date
5 January 2012
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Poulenc: The Complete Songs (CDA68021/4)
    Disc 3 Track 41
    Release date: October 2013
    4CDs for the price of 3
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